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Canon EOS 1D Mark III

1DmkIII
Review Date: Aug 27, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: fantastic speed , great battery life, amazing low light performance, fast AF
Cons:
bit heavy, expensive in the UK

This is my first 1 series canon upgrading from a 20d. Serial no 522xxx, this camera seems to auto focus quickly and accurately in AF servo mode. The viewfinder is really easy to see through. The high ISO peformance is fantastic, I am planning to use this camera on a photographic trip to the arctic in november. I would have liked a mirror lockup button but canon seemingly are never going to give us one of those. I found the 1d very intuitive to use and in many ways similar to the 20d.

 
Canon EOS Rebel XT (350D)

rebel_xt
Review Date: Jun 17, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Good value compact size great travel camera
Cons:
fiddly ergonomics nasty kit lens

This was my first digital SLR. It re kindled my interest in photography. I have taken this camera to the rainforest and the sahara desert and it has performed very well . Its a great first dslr but...for a bit more money you can have a 20d or 30D Canon. I have a 20d which is much nicer to use, it handles better, the menu is more intuitive and I would never use this camera in preference.
I am upgrading my 20d soon and will give the 350d to my daughter. With a decent lens it won't dissapoint


 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

ef70-200lisusm
Review Date: Nov 22, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $720.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: light weight picture quality image stabilliser
Cons:
uk price too high

had to have this lens. I neede a small high quality telephoto for travel etc and this is perfect. The image stabilliser is excellent and the lens is neat and compact. The uk street price of 990 is crazy especially compared to the f2.8 but i think that this will come down making the lens a good buy

 
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

ef300mmf_28_1_
Review Date: May 27, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: superb lens fantastic sharp optics, great build quality.
Cons:
Its heavy to carry around

A must have for wildlife photography. Superb optics and build quality.This lens is definitely sharper than my 100-400 zoom .It is brilliant with the canon extenders. It is heavy and needs a better strap than the canon one it is supplied with

 
Sigma 18-125mm F3.5-5.6 DC

4882618_125dc_1_
Review Date: Feb 18, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $199.00 | Rating: 7 

Pros: light weight zoom range
Cons:
soft images noisy slow af

Used this lens extensively whilst touring south america with a 350d.
Performs ok in good light but is weaker at longer focal lengths and has a very slow and noisy af. Its ok as a travel and walkabout lens but is markedly inferior to my efs 60mm and my 17-40 lenses.


 
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

efs60_28macro_usm
Review Date: Feb 18, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: This lens is fantastic. It is sharp with good colour rendition andI use it for portraits on my 20d
Cons:
bit expensive